|BEST BANK: Ceska Sporitelna
BEST DEBT HOUSE: ABN Amro
BEST EQUITY HOUSE: Merrill Lynch
BEST M&A HOUSE: Merrill Lynch
ABN Amro takes the award for best debt house thanks to its role as one of three bookrunners on the sole Eurobond from the country – a €1 billion transaction for the sovereign that was its first 15-year benchmark – as well as its respectable fifth place in the loans league tables. It was a mandated lead arranger on three loans during the 12-month period, including a facility for Home Credit Finance bank, giving it a market share of 7.4%.